Achieve

For A 22-state Initiative To Evaluate Alignment Of Instructional Materials To The Common Core

  • Amount
    $1,050,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/13/2015
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
Achieve’s mission is to help states develop coherent systems of standards, assessments, and accountability to better prepare young people for college and careers. Achieve will work to strengthen teacher capacity to identify, develop, and select instructional materials and performance assessments that are high quality and aligned to college- and career-readiness standards. Educators can better deliver deeper learning when they understand the best methods for selecting materials and assessments.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.achieve.org 
Address
1400 16th Street NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Achieve is an independent, nonpartisan education reform organization dedicated to working with states to raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments, and strengthen accountability. Achieve supports states to adopt high-quality instructional materials, to ensure equity in course-taking by students, and to "test their test" by gauging alignment to state standards, quality of content, and depth of cognitive demand. Ensuring that instruction and measurement for deeper learning is rigorous will require states to adopt materials and assessment systems based on quality rather than choose them primarily on the basis of price or simplicity.
for development of tools and capacity to undertake external reviews of state assessments  
Achieve is an independent, nonpartisan education reform organization dedicated to working with states to raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments, and strengthen accountability. States adopting new college- and career-ready assessments of student achievement will work voluntarily with Achieve to "test the test" by gauging alignment to state standards, quality of content, and depth of cognitive demand. Ensuring that measurement of deeper learning outcomes is accurate, useful, and widespread will require states to adopt high-quality assessment systems rather than choose them primarily on the basis of price or test duration.

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